Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Design Internship Update

Graduation is swiftly approaching, and while there is definitely a slight uncertainty about the details of what's to come for me, I am feeling more excited than nervous. 

I do think that the nervousness would outweigh the excitement if I didn't have my internship with Kelie Grosso of Maison Luxe. I've learned so much about the design industry through this internship and I feel so much better prepared now than I did as a freshman (although I know I still have much to learn!). Being in design classes teaches you a lot of critical information, but nothing can top real life experience...and I'm so grateful for that!

Kelie and I joke about the 'oh so glamorous' life of a designer...usually as we're risking our lives hauling massive boxes down flights of stairs, or running around Seattle to see just how damaged the table is that was shipped, or finding a replacement for the cashmere that looks nothing like what we ordered (oh the drama!).

It's a little crazy to think back on how I dreamed of an internship where I was working for a designer in a beautiful office downtown. I started to think that idea was a little out of reach, and that I should lower my hopes a bit. But somehow I hit the jackpot with this one. With a view of THIS nonetheless:

Right now Maison Luxe is heading into a new exciting chapter, starting a retail shop in a cute little town in Seattle! I'm really excited to continue helping Kelie with design related things, as well as being involved in this store. And who knows, maybe I'll start a store of my own someday! (My sister and I's secret dream. Oops, secret's out!)

I'll miss this beautiful office but I'm super excited for what's next. I'm also excited to not pay for downtown parking anymore...although I'd say it's worth paying for parking when you're working in an office that looks like that :)

Cheers to new exciting things ahead!

PS: Can we talk about how many times the word 'exciting' or 'excited' was used in this post? Actually let's not talk about it. I didn't have my thesaurus handy.


Tiffany Leigh said...

Sounds like an amazing internship! I'm inspired to aim high when it comes my time to apply for internship!

Kirsten Wiemer said...

that is so exciting! seriously so awesome. i just got my internship as well. new things ahead!


Unknown said...

I don't blame you for overusing exciting, because it sounds like that is exactly what this is!! Congratulations and very best of luck to you with Kelie!


Amber said...

So exciting to see what is in store for the future! That office is gorgeous and I would be sad to leave to. Is that Caitlin Wilson wallpaper in the nook? I love that!

Shawnee said...

what a pretty office!! what an exciting time in life for you :) xoxo

Arianne ♡ said...

Aww, it's great that you are genuinely excited about what you are doing. That's what makes you so lucky and inspiring :)

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